Scientific research has demonstrated the following benefits of a mindfulness and meditation practice. Would you like to experience more of these in your own life?


  • Increases emotional regulation and awareness of the nature of emotions
  • Expands capacity for resilience 
  • Nurtures compassionself-awareness, and perspective
  • Reduces frequency and intensity of stress, worry, anxiety and fear
  • Improves working memory capacity 
  • Enhances ability to pay attention
  • Improves executive decision making 
  • Increases wellbeing and quality of life, including quality of sleep and relationships
  • Eases symptoms of depression, rivaling antidepressants in studies
  • Reduces risk for drug and alcohol relapse


This four-week course provides a basic introduction to mindfulness and meditation, based on the Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University for emerging adults by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD and Margaret Maytan, MD. This evidence-informed curriculum invites you to learn ten practices for increasing the state we call “mindfulness” and reaping the benefits for your personal and professional life.  If you are new to mindfulness and meditation, this basic course is a good first step into mindfulness and a good bridge to our ten-week Med 1 Beginning Meditation course.  It can also serve as a refresher for those who already have a mindfulness practice.


Instructor: Karen Newton, MPH, RDN – Wellbeing Integrator, Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher


Open to all ages from high schoolers and up.


Thursday afternoons 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., November 14, 21, December 5, 12


Thursday evenings 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m., November 14, 21, December 5, 12


Monday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., January 6, 13, 20, 27


$80 early registration, $100 after October 31 (for Nov-Dec sessions) or December 23 (for January sessions)


There are three ways to register for a program:

  • Register by PHONE - call Earth & Spirit Center and make payment with credit card
  • Register ONLINE - complete registration form below; make online payment with credit card
  • Register IN PERSON - come by the Center at 1924 Newburg Road, 40205, and bring a check, cash, or credit card


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